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won this election by a 50-48% margin. that may go up to around off 51-48 when california comes in california's last time to wipe weeks to count its votes. account with five cars in brazil but i'm not sure what california is so much less technologically advanced. but there we are. for all these figures are necessarily a little incomplete as they apply to the nation. there's some other states with votes still out, too. it appears that obama will get a huge electoral vote advantage out of this relatively narrow popular vote margin. assuming he carries florida what he is in current counts ahead in the miami-dade county, people are this year counting votes without the assistance of many republican and democratic lawyers. with florida commit electoral vote, 332-206. bush was a 51-40 margin in 2004 only got 286 votes. obama was slightly less it appeared, gets 332. i think there's a certain structural demographic advantage for democrats in the electoral college in this era. democratic voters tend to be clustered in something large metropolitan areas, and in particular neighborhoods, an
to happen. nancy pelosi is in california. her home, in name pa valley -- napa valley, was broken into on monday. so she actually has some literal housekeeping to take care of. they don't know what is missing and sort of this bizarre thing. now, in the event that she does retire or resign from congress, steny hoyer would be the front runner to take over as minority leader. the sort of subtext, it's almost a shakespearian subtext between hoyer and pelosi. they interned together on capitol hill in the 1960s, and they've been rivals for years, most poignantly in the last 10, 12 years as they competed for leadership positions in the democratic caucus. hoyer would very much like to be minority leader, and he would make a bid. the question now is whether pelosi is maneuvering, is trying to line up somebody who would be her successor of chose. so there's a lot of drama. >> and just rattle off, if you would, who is in that next generation of would-be party leaders who would like to have pelosi's endorsement, or even if they don't, would like to move up? >> the -- right now outside of hoye
if the democrats because they could turn their state into greece or california. >> we are in washington and the wording goes back to 86, right? >> yes. part of passing the 86 bill. we did as americans for tax reform. >> the wording, except a few numbers, the wording of the pledge hasn't changed. in 1986 when people first sign that pledge, the federal budget deficit was 220 billion. this year is 1.1 trillion. how can you say nothing has changed across lots of things have changed if we elect, for so we elected bush to focus not on spending. look, people vastly between the pledge or creates all the worst problems and a fledgling does certain things. the pledge makes tax increases more difficult at the state level and at the national level. we haven't had republican vote for an income tax since 1990 when bush did and threw away his presidency. and 93 tax increase which has only a democratic votes and there were no tax increases until 2009 when obama came in and raise taxes with democrats. >> republican's line. isn't this a bit -- you were having republicans takes a very difficult pledge to
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